The Chief Administrative Officer at the Virginia Department of Fire Programs is facing allegations that she stole funds from the organization. Brenda R. Scaife, 58, has been charged with four felony counts of obtaining money under false pretenses. Charges are felonies because the amount in question exceeds $500.
The Virginia State Police initiated an investigation last year at the request of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts and the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General. The offenses are reported to have occurred on four separate occasions dating back to August 2017.